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Doctor of Business Administration

All admission materials must be submitted for review prior to admittance into the DBA program.

  • Possess a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university within the U. S., or a U.S. equivalent degree from a nationally or internationally accredited college or university outside the U.S. A graduate business-related degree is preferred.
  • All applicants for DBA admission to Northwood University are required to submit an Application for Admission accompanied by a one-time application fee for doctorate programs.
  • Provide all official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Have maintained a CGPA of 3.25 or better in previous graduate level coursework earned toward the graduate degree.
  • International students who do not possess a degree from a post-secondary institution, where English is not the principal language of instruction, must have a minimum score of 575 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • Upon receiving and initial review of your application, you will be contacted by a DeVos Graduate School Admissions Representative.
  • Submit a resume.
  • Write a 1,000-word essay covering commitment to DBA studies and personal business research interests.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation, one from a current or past employer and another from a past instructor able to speak to academic skills.
  • Students that meet the minimum admissions requirements will be contacted for an interview based on meeting criteria that includes:
    • Relevant managerial experience, including senior positions and demonstrated leadership skills
    • Capacity for thinking critically and for conducting applied scholarship
    • Compatibility of professional goals with the program’s objectives
    • Motivation for pursuing a DBA degree and time-commitment balance

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